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[os-uh-ley-ter] /ˈɒs əˌleɪ tər/

Electronics. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components.
a device or machine producing .
a person or thing that .
a circuit or instrument for producing an alternating current or voltage of a required frequency
any instrument for producing oscillations
a person or thing that oscillates

agent noun in Latin form from oscillate; 1835 of persons, 1889 in reference to electric currents.


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